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population of them in florida, new york, new jersey, maryland. and they play an important role in the religious life here in the united states as well as the political life. another group that plays a big part? evangelical christians, stronger supporters of israel and christians united for zion have as many as 750,000 members. that gets tricky with the theological beliefs that jesus may be returning to jerusalem. >> i spoke with the mayor of jerusalem yesterday who seemed to underscore the importance of his city's religious sites. let's listen. >> they're focusing on destruction, on killing, on hurting innocent people. today they even tried to take a shot at jerusalem. god forbid! could you imagine what would have happened if they hit a holy site in the city of jerusalem, the church, the western wall, the mosque? they would, of course, blame us for that. >> and it's interesting you say that evangelical christians believe that the second coming of christ will happen in jerusalem? >> yes. there are some who believe that. there are lots of groups that downplay that as their main m
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the job. imagine next to florida there was al qaeda state shooting missiles continuously on miami, what would you do? would you just reach a cease-fire with it or would you -- >> would you say finish the job, though? is a military solution possible? >> yes, it is. terror can be defeated. we hear this question many times, and the answer is, yes, if you're very determined, to fight terror, you can win. we did it in 2002. we had hundreds of suicide bombers coming into israel and we went out and stopped terror and we won. tel aviv and jerusalem it not incurring constant terror attacks anymore because terror has to be dealt with in faith and not in -- not negotiated with terrorists. that's a big mistake. i think many israelis feel we stopped short of defeating the terrorists this time around. >> i appreciate your perspective. and we -- as we heard from the head of hamas, speaking in cairo in the last hour, more negotiations will begin within 24 hours over the next step, what happens next, if the cease-fire holds over the next 24 hours. appreciate you joining us as well. we'll be right back.